Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Festival Now Taking Submissions for 2020
The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival has been going for over a decade down in Atlanta, GA via The Laughing Skull Lounge and has worked its way to be one of the most respected comedy festivals in the country.
They’re gearing up for their 2020 run and are now taking submissions for stand-up comedy here.
Deadlines and fees are as follows:
Early deadline-submit by October 20th-$30
Regular deadline-submit by October 21st – December 22nd-$40
Final deadline-submit by December 23rd – Feb. 24th-$50
Their picks for the festival will be announced Mar. 9th, 2020. Go get all the info and submit for The 2020 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival here.
Atlanta’s Red Clay Comedy Festival Is Back This Weekend
As you can see above with headliners Janeane Garofalo and Ron Funches along with an album taping of Joe DeRosa and a bunch of upcoming stars from around the country (like Jordan Doll, Nicole Aimée Schreiber, John-Michael Bond), you really ought to make your way to the Red Clay Comedy Festival if you’re anywhere near Atlanta this weekend.
You can (and should) go get your tickets here.
Aparna Nancherla Is Going on a Big “It’s Me Again” Tour Across North America
Well America, here’s your chance to see Aparna Nancherla headlining live.
She’s one of the best around right now and you shouldn’t make the mistake on missing out on one of these dates from August 18th-November 29th, if not more.
Get more details, tickets, and more here.
Poster by Andrew Shearer.
Atlanta: Robbin’ Season Premieres Tonight
Atlanta had one of the most amazing freshman runs of a TV series in recent memory. With all of the accolades and awards, you’d think it had been on the air for three seasons already.
Atlanta’s Season 2 Trailer Is Here
Atlanta has gotten so much acclaim and won awards that it’s easy to forget that they are only now coming into their second season.
Also, you’ll be watching a young Lando Calrissian navigating the hip-hop business, which is a fun layer that the Internet will undoubtedly have loads of memes to point out.
In any case, Atlanta looks like it’ll be delivering even higher stakes in their second season as you can see in this trailer.
Atlanta: Robbin’ Season (season 2) premieres on Thurs., Mar. 1st on FX.
Atlanta Looks Cinematic as Ever in Teaser for 2nd Season
The first season of Atlanta scored plenty of critical acclaim as well as actual award wins.
From the looks of this teaser, Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry are going to keep this hot streak going.
Look for the second season premiere of Atlanta on Thurs. Mar. 1st on FX.
2017 Emmys Winners in Comedy
Outstanding Comedy Series–Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series–Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover as Earn Marks
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series–Saturday Night Live, Host: Jimmy Fallon, Directed by Don Roy King
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series–Master of None-Thanksgiving, Written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series–Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Written by Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series–Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon
Take note of the following:
-Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth consecutive time
-Veep won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive time
-Lena Waithe is first African-American woman to win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
-Donald Glover is first African-American man to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
See full list of last night’s Emmy winners here.
Watch THR’s Latest Full Roundtable Comedy Actress/Actor Discussions
The Hollywood Reporter always does a great job with these big roundtable discussions and this go around is no different.
They did probably more than an hour of discussion that was only slightly cut down between Kathryn Hahn, Issa Rae, Pamela Adlon, Emmy Rossum, Minnie Driver, and America Ferrera, for the comedy actresses, and William H. Macy, Kumail Nanjiani, Anthony Anderson, Ted Danson, Kevin Bacon, and Brian Tyree Henry, for the comedy actors.
It’s fascinating conversation that spans the current deconstruction of inherent expectations within female roles all the way to Kevin Bacon’s feeling on Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher Are Keeping Their Honeymoon Themed Comedy Tour Going This Summer
Last year, real life married comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher went on tour as part of their honeymoon. They not only captured their journey in a web series, but offered other couples sincere, but still hilarious, advice on how they might better their relationships.
So, Natasha and Moshe are embarking again across North America on what is now called “The Endless Honeymoon Tour” this summer.
We guess if you can keep the “honeymoon phase” going, the magic doesn’t stop, right?
You can find dates and get tickets at either MosheKasher.com or NatashaLeggero.com.
Stand Up NBC 2017 Will Be Holding Open Auditions Throughout the Country This Summer
Specifically, NBC will be holding open auditions for their annual stand-up comedy talent search (and semifinal auditions on the following evening) as follows:
6/10-Chicago-Laugh Factory Chicago
7/8-San Francisco-Cobb’s Comedy Club
8/12-Philadelphia-Helium Comedy Club
9/23-Atlanta-Laughing Skull Lounge
8 finalists will be flown out to LA to perform for NBC brass and other industry. Also, as a plus, there’s no purchase necessary to enter.
Get more details here.
Atlanta, Better Things, and Veep Win 2017 Peabody Awards
This year’s Peabody Awards will honor three of the more praised comedies on television right now, Atlanta, Better Things, and Veep.
That seems to fit into their prestigious brand of recognizing excellence in storytelling, especially with how relevant all three of those shows are. Specifically, they give a deal of visibility for race relations, feminism, and politics with in their own singular, inventive way.
Also, score another big win here for FX with Better Things and Atlanta.
They announced the winners for their “Entertainment” category this morning and will announce the winners in News, Radio/Podcast, Children’s, Education, and Public Service on April 25.